NTLDR is missing, diskette drive 0 seek failure, keyboard failure, please help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Sparkplug, Jul 24, 2015.

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    Sparkplug

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    title says it all
    my winxp desktop was booted up after years of neglect and ruin, what is this and how can I fix this?!
    it says all this on the BIOS screen, btw.
     
    Sparkplug, Jul 24, 2015
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    eatup

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    All magnetic disk drives need to be re-written after about 6 years lest they lose their magnetism and the data on it becomes corrupt. Anyways, have you tried to copy NTLDR from the WinXP CD to replace the one on the HDD? I think it's located in the i386 folder.

    Not withholding this, I think you need to reinstall the OS again with a reformat to re-magnetize the data bits on the drive...
     
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    eatup, Jul 25, 2015
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